George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap Final

The results of the final for the George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap held on 23 November 2019 were as follows:

ID Name Stroke Position
1476 Isaac MCMANUS Backstroke 1
1191 Matthew SVOBODA Breaststroke 2
1495 Elizabeth ALLAN Butterfly 3
1491 Daire HENDERSON Breaststroke 4
128 Gerry TIBBERTSMA Breaststroke 5

Winner: Isaac MCMANUS

 

We were delighted to have the Wheaton family along to start the race and present the trophy to the winner.

Family to present George Wheaton BBB trophy

The final for the George Wheaton 50m BBB handicap race will be held this Saturday and is one of the most hotly contested and historic trophy races of the season!

George Wheaton was a former secretary of Drummoyne Swimming Club who tragically died after racing his four sons in a “Father and Son” race at the Club in 1937. His last surviving son, Noel, who was racing with his father that day, would keenly follow the results of the race each year before he sadly passed away six years ago.

George Wheaton
The only known photo of George Wheaton.

The BBB is a unique race in which the competitors race against each other swimming their favourite “B” stroke – Breaststroke, Backstroke or Butterfly!

The names of the finalists for this year’s race, including the ‘B’ stroke they will be swimming, are listed here.

We are delighted that members of George Wheaton‘s family will attend the final this Saturday to present the BBB trophy to the winner, including George Wheaton “Junior”, the great great grandson of the trophy’s namesake.

George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap – Finalists

The finalists for the George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap to be held on 23 November 2019 are as follows:

ID Name Stroke
1426 Annalise TAMBASCO Breaststroke
1476 Isaac MCMANUS Backstroke
128 Gerry TIBBERTSMA Breaststroke
1495 Elizabeth ALLAN Butterfly
1191 Matthew SVOBODA Breaststroke
1491 Daire HENDERSON Breaststroke
689 Joseph COLLEY Butterfly
1490 Daniel SENDELBECK Butterfly

 

Heats for George Wheaton “BBB”

This Saturday is your opportunity to contest one of the most highly-prized trophies of the season – the George Wheaton 50m “BBB” Handicap!

BBB is short for Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly.  It’s a unique event in which competitors race each other with different “B” strokes in the same race on handicap.  So  a swimmer in one lane may swim Butterfly, another Breaststroke and a third Backstroke!

To seed the event, we need to know which “B” stroke you will swim this Saturday.  You must have already completed a 50m Time Trial for your chosen stroke, so if you’re new to the Club this season, choose a stroke for which you’ve already set a time.

Please select your chosen stroke (50m Breaststroke, Backstroke or Butterfly) when you sign in this Saturday.

The BBB heats will be raced after the 50m Freestyle sprint.

Following the BBB, our long distance swim will be 400m Freestyle. To qualify for the 400m race, you must have a current 200m time less than 200 seconds (3m 20s). We have 200m, 4x30m and 4x20m Freestyle options for other swimmers.

George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap

The results of the final for the George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap held on 24 November 2018 were as follows:

ID Name Stroke Position
281 James SIMMONS Breaststroke 1
1027 Gabrielle PERKINS Backstroke 2
1434 Steve LUCAS Breaststroke 3
1430 Ellen FANNING Breaststroke 4
674 Cara PARKER Breaststroke 5
1417 Sienna LUCAS Breaststroke 6

Winner: James SIMMONS

Entries for George Wheaton BBB

Next Saturday is your opportunity to contest one of the most highly-prized trophies of the season – the George Wheaton 50m “BBB” Handicap!

BBB is short for Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly.  It’s a unique event in which competitors race each other with different “B” strokes in the same race on handicap.  So  a swimmer in one lane may swim Butterfly, another Breaststroke and a third Backstroke!

To seed the event, we need to know which “B” stroke you will swim this Saturday.  You must have already completed a 50m Time Trial for your chosen stroke, so if you’re new to the Club this season, choose a stroke for which you’ve already set a time.

Please email your name and chosen stroke (50m Breaststroke, Backstroke or Butterfly) to Duncan Lyon at racesecretary@drummoyneswimclub.com.au this week.

George Wheaton Memorial Trophy – BBB

The George Wheaton Memorial Trophy is awarded to the winner of the 50m BBB (Breaststroke, Backstroke, Butterfly) Handicap.

The trophy was inaugurated in the 1939-40 season, in memory of George Wheaton, Hon Treasurer of the Club, who tragically collapsed and died shortly after competing in a 220 yard Father & Sons race on 7 January 1937.

Click here for photos of the trophy and the names of past winners.

Is your name on this trophy?  Tell us more about your win and share it with your friends!


George Wheaton 50m BBB (Handicap)

The results of the final for the George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap held on 25 November 2017 were as follows:

ID Name Stroke Position
1343 Daniella MASSA Backstroke 1
128 Gerry TIBBERTSMA Backstroke 2
1079 Ben PLAYFORD Breaststroke 3
674 Cara PARKER Breaststroke 4
714 Kellen PARKER Backstroke 5
1134 Taylor WATSON Backstroke 6

Winner: Daniella MASSA

George Wheaton 50m BBB (Handicap)

The results of final for the George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap held on 26 November 2016 were as follows:

ID Name Stroke Position
1100 Charlie PLAYFORD Backstroke 1
91 Adam CHRISTODOULOU Butterfly 2
1079 Ben PLAYFORD Backstroke 3
674 Cara PARKER Breaststroke 4
1012 Mikaela DOWNIE Backstroke 5
1161 Caragh PRICE Backstroke 6

Winner: Charlie PLAYFORD

George Wheaton 50m BBB (Handicap)

The results of the final for the George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap held on 28 November 2015 were as follows:

ID Name Stroke Position
1027 Gabrielle PERKINS Butterfly 1
1202 Zara LOCKHART Backstroke 2
646 Jack CORBETT Backstroke 3
1129 Chelsea ASHWOOD Backstroke 4
1203 Gemma LOCKHART Breaststroke 5
689 Joseph COLLEY Butterfly 6
1207 Paul RANGITAHATAHA Backstroke 7

Winner: Gabrielle PERKINS

Wheaton Family Exhibition Race

The results of the Wheaton Family Exhibition Race held prior to the George Wheaton BBB Final were as follows:

Position Lane Name Relation Stroke Gross Time Handicap Net Time
1 6 Ella Great-Great-Granddaughter Butterfly 60.34 20 40.34
2 4 Alan Grandson Freestyle 60.66 20 40.66
3 1 Harry Great-Great-Grandson Backstroke 60.77 0 60.77
4 5 Geoff Grandson Freestyle 61.73 20 41.73
5 2 Olivia Great-Great-Granddaughter Breaststroke 63.23 10 53.23
6 7 Jono Great-Grandson Freestyle 66.28 30 36.28
7 3 Duncan Ring-in! Breaststroke 66.78 19 47.78